It’s date night. You’ve been planning your outfit in your head the entire day, but when you try it on you realize that the pants are too long. It’s the last minute so there’s no time for a tailor. Rather than wearing uncomfortable, sky-high heels, here is a seven-step, quick-and-easy way to hem a pair of dress pants in less than 10 minutes.
What you will need:
-Stitch Witchery (Fusible Bonding Web)
-Safety or stick pins
-Tailors chalk (optional)
1) Start by folding pants inside out.
2) Fold both pant legs upwards to desired length. (Use the tape measure to determine exactly how many inches you want to take off. This is where the tailors chalk can come in handy by using it to mark off the length that you wish to take off.)
3) Pin pants into place once the desired length is determined.
4) Start with one of the pant legs; Cut off about 4-5 pieces of the Fusible Bonding Web about 1-3 inches depending on how wide the pants legs are.
5) Place 2-3 pieces of the Fusible Bonding Web into the fold of the pants from step 2.
6) Iron the fold letting the Fusible Bonding Web melt and cool allowing it to bond.
7) Flip over and repeat steps 5 and 6.
Repeat steps 4-7 for the other leg.
**A Fusible Bonding Web is great for quick hems, trims and belts and is washable and dry cleanable. This can also be pulled apart when ready.
**This works best on dress pants as opposed to jeans or dresses because dress pants don’t require a running stitch.